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The Military Service Files database includes an entry for all individuals identified in the military service files and/or military service ledgers of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies duplicate remove, held by The Rooms Provincial Archives as part of GN 19 Newfoundland military service records (Great War) collection.

Included are the over 6700 members of the First Newfoundland Regiment (later "Royal") and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies, including officers, other ranks, Drum and Bugle Corps, attached specialists and special duty assignments.

An individual's complete service file is attached where available. Service files do not exist for all individuals identified in the records. In this instance, a database record was created based on content recorded in the Military Service ledgers.

Using the Military Service Files database

The records are keyword searchable and sortable based on the column headings: Name, Community, Service number, Age at enlistment, Next of kin, Occupation, Active date, Date of death and Religion. POW status and Fatality status are yes/no searchable fields.

  • To search for a specific individual, enter their name and/or service number.
  • To view the attached service file, click on the individual's name.
  • To view details of an individual's commendations, select the pdf file at the right
  • To sort the results of a large search, click on the column heading.
  • To search for Prisoners of War, use the keyword POW.
  • Notes concerning variant names, misfiled documents, additional service, etc. are included as required.

For additional information, including military service ledgers, photographs, personal papers, wills and other documents contact The Rooms Provincial Archives Reference Room archives@therooms.ca or 709-757-8088.

Or search the Provincial Archives on-line Descriptions Database at https://www.therooms.ca/archives.

 

Name Community Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religionsort ascending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
KELLY, James 38 Henry Street, St. John's 4632 19 Matthew Kelly (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, Francis St. John's 1005 25 Mrs. Francis Roberts (s) Grocery clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 11, 1917
HIBBS, William 53 Cabot Street, St. John's 8424 42 Annie Hibbs (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CUNNINGHAM, Edward 37 Flower Hill, St. John's 3645 29 Mary Rendell (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MCCARTHY, Charles Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5741 21 Justin McCarthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 8, 1918
BRAKE, Ralph Curling, St. George District 5407 19 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WOODS, Peter Clam Bank Cove, St. George District 4338 20 Peter Woods (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SAMMS, Reuben Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3979 37 Phoebe Samms (s) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COADY, Daniel Outer Cove, C. [Conception?] Bay [district unknown] 4628 22 Catherine Coady (p) Blacksmith 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CORNECT, Eugene Cape St. George, St. George District 429 21 John Cornect (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Cornact
KELLY, William J. Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3657 18 Patrick Kelly (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, Patrick Bay of Islands, St. George District 3714 18 Francis Collins (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STAMP, Patrick D. 21 James Street, St. John's 656 28 William Stamp (p) Stoker 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
HAYES, Patrick Joseph Bollardstown, Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 2335 24 Edward Hayes (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
DWYER, Michael Bell Island, St. John's East District 4644 20 Joseph Dwyer (p) Pump man 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Martin Cornwall Avenue, St. John's 4613 21 Mary Murphy (nee Finn) (s) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DEA, Albert Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 6108 20 Michael Dea (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFE, Lawrence Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 5370 20 Mary (Jeffrey) Chafe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHELAN, Patrick Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District 3428 18 Philip Whelan (p) Engine driver 1917 Roman Catholic No No See # 0-74 Goodyear for misfiled documents.
HOSKINS, William J. St. Albans, Fortune District 6227 24 Thomas Hoskins (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOYLE, John Thomas Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1014 20 Edward Doyle (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LEONARD, James British Harbour, Trinity District 2865 25 Thomas Leonard (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MCFARLANE, Leo 47 McFarlane Street, St. John's 4793 23 James McFarlane (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also service #4810 for additional misfiled documents
SQUIRES, William 5 Mullock Street, St. John's 4639 18 James Squires (p) Longshoreman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ALEXANDER, Joseph Mattis Point, St. George District 6299 22 Adolph Alexander (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918
MEANEY, Ronald Joseph St. John's 1353 18 Dennis Meaney (p) Waiter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MACKAY, Andrew Joseph Corner of Duckworth Street and Cochrane Street, St. John's 572 20 John MacKay (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, July 13, 1916
CAHILL, John Bell Island, St. John's East District 2081 21 Mary Sweeney (p) Electrician 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HEARN, Matthew 10 Alexander Street, St. John's 2556 21 John J. Hearn (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2565X
CROTTY, Leo 12 Walshs Square, St. John's 3935 20 William Crotty (p) Cabman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
FOLEY, Leo Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5740 19 John Foley (p) Student 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCDONALD, Patrick 23 First Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District 230 21 Kate McDonald (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
DOYLE, Edward St. John's 1299 18 Mrs. Doyle (p) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HUMPHRIES, William Catalina, Trinity District 588 20 Edward Humphries (p) Bartender 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KENT, William Joseph Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2821 18 John Kent (p) Machinist 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Michael Bellevue, Trinity Bay 1792 22 Amy McCarthy (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
GALGAY, Francis Joseph St. John's 892 19 Minnie Galgay (o) Shoemaker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HEALEY, Patrick 68 Water Street West, St. John's 4955 19 John Healey (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GILLIS, Neil Highlands, St. George District 2385 17 Alexander Gillis (p) Mill hand 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, John Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5778 25 Patrick Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ST. JOHN - O'NEILL, John 8 Princes Street, St. John's 2493 21 Rhody St. John (o) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Discrepancy in name - Attested as John St. John; Recorded in CWGC as John O'Neill.
BARRON, Peter Francis St. John's 945 29 Alice Barron (s) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
TRACEY, Augustus James Torbay, St. John's East District 864 20 William Tracey (p) Draper 1915 Roman Catholic No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69.
MCDONALD, John George Street, St. John's 3461 19 Mary McDonald (s) Carman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BARRON, Thomas Frank Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 568 26 Robert Barron (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TRACEY, Michael St. John's 1780 18 William Tracey (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Isaac Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District 4772 22 Reuben Hynes (p) Trapper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COUGHLAN, Edward Morris 63 Prescott Street, St. John's 3261 19 James Coughlan (p) Cable operator 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DOODY, Alphonse Mosquito, Placentia-St. Marys District 4563 19 Mrs. Albert[?] Doody (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SINNOTT, Sylvester 27 Mullock Street, St. John's 2089 24 Sarah Hefforn (p) 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917